Boot my mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by orlimac, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I want to perform some taskings with disk genius in my macbook pro, but i need to reboot it with a secondary drive to performe it. Can i use my time machine external backup usb drive for it?
     
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    Jessica Lares

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    #2
    No, the Time Machine isn't bootable. You would need to install OS X on an external hard drive.
     
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    WizardHunt

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    You should be able to boot from the Drive Genius CD and perform all the tasks you need.
     
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    Dave Braine

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    Just use Carbon Copy Cloner or Superduper to clone you HDD to an external drive, then you can boot from that.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys!
     

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